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Microsoft Emulates Apple, Announces that Windows 8 will be Delivered Digitally

Posted in Apple, News on 22/11/2011 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Microsoft has stated on their official blog that Windows 8 will be available mainly as a digital download, mirroring Apple’s all-digital move with OS X Lion.

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, also claimed that he wanted to satisfy two different types of customers with the new system: those who want a hassle free installation and those who want to do a clean install with more options and control.

There is one difference between Apple’s system however, in that Windows will still offer a boxed DVD version of the OS, but it’s clear that Apple has something to do with Microsoft’s change of mind.



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Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.